Game Preview: Detroit Pistons at Milwaukee Bucks

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Essentials

Date: Feb. 9, 2010

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Television: Fox Sports Detroit

Records

Detroit: 17-32

Milwaukee: 23-26

Probable starters

Detroit:

PG SG SF PF C

Rodney
Stuckey
Richard
Hamilton
Tayshaun
Prince
Jonas
Jerebko
Ben
Wallace

Milwaukee:

PG SG SF PF C

Brandon
Jennings
Charlie
Bell
Carlos
Delfino
Luc Richard
Mbah a Moute
Andrew
Bogut

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Detroit +8

Over/under: 190

Score: Milwaukee wins, 99-91

Statistical projection

Detroit offensive rating: 103.2 (25th)

Detroit defensive rating: 109.2 (22nd)

Detroit pace: 88.3 (29th)

Milwaukee offensive rating: 104.1 (23rd)

Milwaukee defensive rating: 104 (8th)

Milwaukee pace: 93.2 (12th)

Score: Milwaukee wins, 97-94

Outlook

  • Both of these teams have just two games remaining until the All-Star break. The Bucks are trying to get back to .500, while the Pistons are doing their best to stay afloat. We’ll see which team has the greater motivation.
  • Milwaukee hasn’t lost a game at The Bradley Center in 2010, their home-win streak totaling seven. Detroit, on the other hand, has lost ten of twelve on the road, dating back to mid-December.
  • Indiana’s lost on Saturday, coincidentally to the Bucks, has put them tied for last place with the Pistons in their Division. That means a Detroit win coupled with a Pacers’ loss can finally bring Detroit out of the Central’s basement. Something extra, if ultimately meaningless, to root for.
  • Once again, Daily Dime Live should be going strong for those of you who’d like to chat during the game.
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